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BC History TV

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Boston College’s History Channel (Ch. 49) is broadcast to the entire BC campus community through closed-circuit cable. The History Channel serves primarily as a supplement to courses in the History Department; professors request certain films to be broadcast that correspond to the material being covered in their classes. In addition, the History Channel regularly features historical films that we hope will be of general interest to the BC community.

Each month, a listing of the films to be shown will be posted, along with links to a synopsis of each film. Weekly schedules will also be posted.

April Movies

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.







Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.






Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days (2000)

A dramatization of President Kennedy's administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962.

Tsotsi 2005

Tsotsi (2005)

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.







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